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Home Remedies For Swollen Eyes Due To Allergies
Sure!: One good option to consider is nasal saline, a mixture of water and salt. This is commonly marketed as nasal saline spray or a rinse. Either way, the goal is to "flush" the nasal passage free of mucous or other irritants that could contribute to your congestion. This is a good first option, and i hope it helps! ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Eye & contact care: Be sure you're cleaning and using your contacts as directed by your eye doctor. Consider switching to daily disposable contacts if you use monthly contacts. Consider wearing your glasses more often to give your eyes more breaks from the contacts. Consider other causes, such as allergies or "pink eye". If you're not improving on your own, please talk w/ your eye doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Many options 1. Allergy eye drops - otc or prescription - if otc make sure they are 'antihistamine' drops 2. Wet cool washcloth 3. Eyelid scrubs 4. Sun glasses 5. Shower after being outside 6. Oral antihistamines (i.e. Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra) 7. Allergy immunotherapy (i.e. Allergy shots). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Without seeing a doctor to determine the cause, specific treatments cannot be advised. There are types of lid swelling for which hot compresses are advised and types for which cold compresses are advised. Best bet is to find the cause, then ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold compresses: Cold compresses can break the itching. Also avoid exposure to the source of the allergy if identifiable. ...Read more
Eye drops help: There are no real cures for eye allergies, but there are many effective treatments. Over the counter drops like zaditor (ketotifen) work well to control the symptoms. Sometimes you need to treat them with oral medicines like Allegra or zyrtec. See an ophthalmologist if these are not effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7yr old has had congestion for 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Could This Be Due To his dust mite allergy? Are there any homeopathic ways to cure it?
Possibly but...: Yes, congestion could be related to allergies and dust mites are among the most common allergens, but it could be related to other allergies, food sensitivities or a low-grade infection. If this persists, blood tests or skin tests can be done to identify allergens. Minimizing exposures is important. Classical homeopathy has the potential to cure allergies with the help of a skilled homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen, puffy eyes, eustachian tube dysfunction, and sinus problems/infections. Test for environmental allergies negative. What next?
Headache from: oversleeping is a symptom, not the real issue. Please see your doc to find out why you are oversleeping. It may be physical or psychological in origin. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have sinus drip/ post nasal drip are there any home remedies to treat this? Can't sleep at night because of drainage.
Saline: Regular saline rinses have been reported to be somewhat effective but be sure that the water has been boiled then cooled unless you has a source of sterile water. However otc antihistamines often work better and prescription nasal sprays better still. Air conditioning usually helps to reduce the amount of airborne allergens if you do not mind the electric bill. Allergy shots can work wonders. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mild early stage dark circles under eyes and bags under eyes, what preventative home remedies or OTC treatments would you suggest?
Tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
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